FLORIDA SCOOTER LAWS

FLORIDA MOTOR VEHICLE LAWS AND DEFINITIONS

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Non-Commercial Driver Licenses

Class E: Any non-commercial motor vehicles with Gross Vehicle Weight Rating (GVWR) less than 26,001 pounds, including passenger cars, 15 passenger vans including the driver, trucks or recreational vehicles and two or three wheel motor vehicles 50 cc or less, such as mopeds or small scooters. (see below). Farmers and drivers of authorized emergency vehicles who are exempt from obtaining a commercial driver license must obtain a Class E license.

Scooters 50 cc or less

Class E License or higher - scooter must be street legal, (i.e., require proper operating equipment- brake lights, headlight, mirror etc. per S. 316 F.S., and tag, title and registration)

 




MOTORCYCLE

Driver Licenses, Chapter 322 Definitions, s.322.01 F.S.

(26) "Motorcycle" means a motor vehicle powered by a motor with a displacement of more than 50 cubic centimeters, having a seat or saddle for the use of the rider, and designed to travel on not more than three wheels in contact with the ground, but excluding a tractor or moped





MOPED

A moped is defined in s. 320.01(28) F.S. as any vehicle with pedals to permit propulsion by human power, having a seat or saddle for the use of the rider and designed to travel on not more than three wheel, with a motor rated not in excess of 2-brake horsepower and not capable of propelling the vehicle at a speed greater than 30 miles per hour on level ground, and with a power-drive system that functions directly or automatically without clutching or shifting gears by the operator after the drive system is engaged. If an internal combustion engine is used, the displacement may not exceed 50 cubic centimeters





MOTORIZED SCOOTER

Any vehicle not having a seat or saddle for the use of the rider, designed to travel not more than three wheels, and not capable of propelling the vehicle at a speed grater than 30 miles per hour on level ground







ELECTRIC PERSONAL ASSISTIVE MOBILITY DEVICE

Any self-balancing , two non-tandem-wheeled device, designed to transport only one person, with an electric propulsion system with average power of 750 watts (1 horsepower), the maximum speed of which on paved level surface when powered solely by such a propulsion system while being ridden by an operator who weighs 170 pounds, is less than 20 miles per hour. Electric personal assistive mobility devices ore not vehicles as defined in this section. Note: The above refers to a stand-on-and-ride type vehicle with handlebar control and two (usually large) side-by side wheels; it is not necessarily a disability related vehicle. A driver license is not required for this vehicle; see s. 316.2068 F.S. for more details on operating this type of vehicle.

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